My grand-mother’s sister was locked down in an asylum at her father’s request with the help of the family doctor. Because she was a woman and a daughter and because it was another time. She was 20 years old.
Yes indeed there are many things which could be improved for harmonious relationships between men and women, but I also would like to take a little bit of gratitude time for having been born during another time, with the progress made.
We talked about manipulation in abusive relationships.
Recently, during a conference, I heard that Friedrich Nietzsche had criticized Saint Paul a lot accusing him of making people feel guilty for the sake of making them obedient.
It made me think about the way toxic people blame us for everything that goes wrong in a relationship.
So let’s drop guilt immediately my friend my sister! Guilt does not make you move forward and it is definitely not the sign of a healthy relationship! I prefer words and values such as responsibility and kindness.
French philosopher Montaigne wrote: “When I dance, I dance” and so on. Thich Nhat Hanh has a similar message and of course Eckhart Tolle is the author of the book The power of now. So I guess we could say being in the present moment rather than the past or the future is both timeless and difficult because we always need the reminder my friend my sister!
Also, I love this drawing by Charlie Mackesy, so cute and right to the point for today!
One day, out of sheer passion for law, I asked my former professors if I could teach their class for one morning. It was a success and I was delighted!
Another day, I asked my boss if I could give a little conference about a point of financial law to the firm. I feel flat on my face because he looked at me as if I was an alien! How come a little tiny legal intern could dare to ask such a thing!!!
However contrasted, both of these experiences really helped me. Today I am able to dare far more than I did in the past.
My friend my sister, do you feel you dare enough in your life? Do you think you have grown and learned even when daring did not bring the desired outcome?